[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 22 (Monday, February 3, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6000-6001]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-02008]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2019-0136]


Information Collection: Requests to Federally Recognized Indian 
Tribes for Information

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of submission to the Office of Management and Budget; 
request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently 
submitted a proposed collection of information to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is 
entitled, ``Requests to Federally Recognized Indian Tribes for 
Information.''

DATES: Submit comments by March 4, 2020. Comments received after this 
date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the Commission 
is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before 
this date.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments directly to the OMB reviewer at: OMB Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs (NRC-2019-0136), Attn: Desk 
Officer for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 725 17th Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20503; email: [email protected].

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cullison, NRC Clearance Officer, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; 
telephone: 301-415-2084; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2019-0136 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information for this action. You may obtain 
publicly-available information related to this action by any of the 
following methods:
     Federal rulemaking website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2019-0136. A copy of 
the collection of information may be obtained without charge by 
accessing Docket ID NRC-2019-0136 on this website.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may obtain publicly-available documents online in the 
ADAMS Public Documents collection at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the search, select ``Begin Web-based ADAMS 
Search.'' For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC's Public 
Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or 
by email to [email protected]. The supporting statement is available 
in ADAMS under Accession No. ML19350A232.
     NRC's PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public 
documents at the NRC's PDR, Room O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.
     NRC's Clearance Officer: A copy of the collection of 
information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by 
contacting the NRC's Clearance Officer, David Cullison, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-2084; email: 
[email protected]

B. Submitting Comments

    The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact 
information in comment submissions that you do not want to be publicly 
disclosed in your comment submission. All comment submissions are 
posted at http://www.regulations.gov and entered into ADAMS. Comment 
submissions are not routinely edited to remove identifying or contact 
information.
    If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons 
for submission to the OMB, then you should inform those persons not to 
include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be 
publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should 
state that comment submissions are not routinely edited to remove such 
information before making the comment submissions available to the 
public or entering the comment into ADAMS.

II. Background

    Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35), the NRC recently submitted a proposed collection of 
information to OMB for review entitled, ``Requests to Federally 
Recognized Indian Tribes for Information.'' The NRC hereby informs 
potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and 
that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
    The NRC published a Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment 
period on this information collection on October 7, 2019 (84 FR 53479).
    1. The title of the information collection: Requests to Federally 
Recognized Indian Tribes for Information.
    2. OMB approval number: An OMB control number has not yet been 
assigned to this proposed information collection.
    3. Type of submission: New.
    4. The form number if applicable: Not Applicable.
    5. How often the collection is required or requested: On occasion.
    6. Who will be required or asked to respond: Federally recognized 
Indian Tribes.
    7. The estimated number of annual responses: 600.
    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 40.
    9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to 
comply with the information collection requirement or request: 4,800 
(14,400 over the course of the three-year clearance period).
    10. Abstract: NRC actions and NRC-regulated activities may affect 
Indian Tribes and their current or ancestral Tribal lands. On January 
9, 2017, the NRC published a Tribal Policy Statement (82 FR 2402). In 
its Tribal Policy Statement, the NRC indicted that it recognizes the 
Federal Trust Relationship with Indian Tribes and will uphold its Trust 
Responsibility to Indian Tribes. In its policy statement, the NRC 
indicated that it recognizes and is committed to a government-to-
government relationship with Indian Tribes. The NRC also indicated that 
it will engage in timely consultations with Indian Tribes. The NRC is 
requesting OMB approval of a plan for a generic collection of 
information. The need and practicality of the collection can be 
evaluated, but the details of the specific individual collections will 
not be known until a later time. The information collected will include 
voluntary requests for information that would allow the NRC to more 
effectively involve Indian Tribes in the NRC's regulatory activities 
and to enable the NRC to plan the NRC's Tribal outreach and 
consultation activities.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 29th day of January 2020.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
David C. Cullison,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-02008 Filed 1-31-20; 8:45 am]
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